We are quickly approaching the last day of the year, which means that it’s a good time to start thinking about our New Year’s resolutions.
In my opinion, yearly goals are super important. Why? Because they work as a guideline for the kind of year I want to have.
I’m setting those goals after analyzing the previous year. Not all my New Year’s resolutions come out of nowhere. There’s a reason behind them.
If I realize that I was too lazy during the year, I want to change that. If I spent too many hours on my phone and that’s something I don’t want to do the next year, then I write it down as well.
Now, keeping our New Year’s resolutions can be a tricky thing to accomplish. Especially when the New Year’s excitement is gone.
That’s why I’m here! To help you conquer all your yearly goals with these six tips to keep your New Year’s resolutions.Once the New Year's excitement is gone, we tend to forget about goals or resolutions, but here I am to give you six tips to keep your New Year's resolutions. Click To Tweet
Since 2021 is starting soon, I wanted to share with you some tips on how to stick to your new year’s resolutions.
First of all, creating resolutions can be overwhelming and stressful process when it should be fun and exciting.
After all, we are trying to be better and start the new year with the right foot.
New year, new me. Right? If you set you intention into being a better person, you can definitely achieve that. You just might need a little help to make work. In my opinion, making it fun is key!
I don’t think they are a personal problem if you weren’t able to stick to your New’s Years resolutions. Maybe the issue relies on the way you are carrying them out.
I encourage you to try again using these tips to keep your new year’s resolutions. I believe in you!
1. Break Bad Habits – To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
Instead of writing all the goals you want to achieve this year, write down all the bad habits you want to break.
For example, not making your bed every morning. Or being upset over petty things. Those things can be a great start!
It doesn’t always have to be about going to the gym or eating healthier (even though those are great resolutions). Maybe we need to change in the inside first to make the other resolutions possible.
If you have a problem with procrastination or self-discipline, then that might be stopping you from achieving your resolutions from the past.
Once you break all those bad habits you can conquer the rest of your resolutions.
This is important: you don’t need to have to have a page full or goals or resolutions, it can be just one thing. Work on that issue with intention and don’t overwhelm yourself.
Something that can help you a lot to break bad habits is by using this habit tracker. That way you can see by yourself how you accomplish your new habits every day.
2. Create a Bucket List – To Help Stick To Your New Year’s Resolutions
Maybe the way you are writing down your New Year’s resolutions is not the best for you.
Maybe you need to find a better way to connect again with your yearly goals when we are halfway through the year.
A great option for this is by creating a bucket list for the year. That way you can get you excited over them and will motivate you more.
Write them down with colors and make the list pretty (you can even add stickers!).
Additional tip: add a box at the beginning of it so you can check off each New Year’s resolution once you complete them.
3. Start a Challenge Each Month – To Accomplish Your New Year’s Resolutions
Some people need something excited to look forward the next day to be able to achieve their goals.
If it does bring them sparks, they end up forgetting about the goals they set at the beginning of the year.
So instead of looking back in October/November feeling like a failure because you weren’t able to keep your New Year’s resolutions, try to change things up in a way that will be fun for you.Instead of looking back in October/November feeling like a failure because you weren't able to keep your New Year's resolutions, try to change things up in a way that will be fun for you. Click To Tweet
If you love challenges then this is the best way for you!
You can even use social media to keep yourself accountable and be part of a nice community that will help you be better.
4. Be Specific With Your New Year’s Resolutions
Instead of writing big resolutions like: eat healthy. Go for: cook five healthy meals a week.
You can start slowly and start increasing it within the passing months.
Every quarter you can evaluate each resolution. If you started with two meals a week, increase to five.
Also, I want to talk about how setting quarterly goals is a good way to achieve your yearly goals.
Why? Because you don’t have the stress of achieving them in 30 days, like you normally would with monthly goals.
With quarterly goals you have time to create a better plan; and you can revise them after three months to see what worked and what didn’t.
Trying to improve your life doesn’t have to be stressful. It’s not a race and you can go as slow as you want.
If you are interested, I have a goals planner (for free) that you can download in my resource library. To download it, you nee to subscribe to my email list first.
5. Track Your Resolutions
Depending on the topic, there are many ways you can do this.
For example; if you want to save money this year, create a spreadsheet and start tracking your spendings.
Do it in a fun way as well! That way you won’t forget to do it and you will have fun at the same time.
You can use your phone or you can get a cute little notebook to keep track of every goal you want to achieve this year. Like drink more water or consume less sugar.
PRO TIP: you can get my habit tracker here for just $5! It’s super easy to use as well. You just download it and print it at home.And you can use it as many times you want!
In addition to the habit tracker, you can set an alarm to remind yourself to ACTUALLY track everything.
6. Establish New Goals Each Month or Quarter To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
We normally make New Year’s resolutions as a 365-day commitment. Which is a long time.
For some people (like me), it’s hard to think in so much time in advanced. Sometimes I barely know my plans for the next day.
Not only that, some resolutions have mini goals that we can work on. So creating a resolution plan is important.
For example, if I want to be healthier this new year, what do I have to do? Stop eating junk food, be more active, avoid sugar, drink more water, etc. See how I can easily create a list of new habits/goals?
When I think about being healthier, I can easily get overwhelmed. It’s hard to know where to start.
So not only do your research about each topic, also break each resolution in small goals you can track each quarter or month.
Besides, to form a new habit it takes around 21 to 66 days. So take your time and be mindful. Baby steps!
What do you think? It is easy for you to complete your New Year’s resolutions or you struggle with them every year? Let me know in the comments!
I haven’t made a resolution list yet, but I’ll be working on that soon. I’m still trying to figure out what I want for me next year.
Also, let me remind you that all hard work pays off!